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2019 Schedule
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5dPreston Johnson

Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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4dDavid Schoenfield

Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Martin Maldonado was fantasy's No. 26 catcher in 2018, his rank "that low" because of his low batting average (.220 career), and "that high" because he's good enough defensively to benefit in runs/RBIs. I'm ranking him 38th at catcher, which means AL-only No. 2 catcher value.

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9d

Sources: Royals adding Maldonado as Perez sub

Catcher Martin Maldonado, who has agreed to a one-year contract with the Royals, sources confirm, could serve as a replacement for Salvador Perez, who underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week.

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12d

Royals' Perez undergoes successful TJ surgery

Salvador Perez, who had 27 homers and drove in 80 runs while providing a solid and calming presence behind the plate for the Royals, underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.

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13d

Royals' Perez to have Tommy John surgery

Salvador Perez, who had 27 homers and drove in 80 runs while providing a solid and calming presence behind the plate for the Royals, underwent reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

If Salvador Perez does miss significant time, it'd be a huge blow to the already-thin catcher position in fantasy. He was one of the few you could trust for power, projected to finish second at the position with 25 home runs, behind only Gary Sanchez.

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17d

Royals' Perez injures UCL, could miss season

Royals catcher Salvador Perez, a six-time All-Star who had 27 home runs and 80 RBIs in 2018, will seek a second opinion from a specialist next week on his injured UCL.

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19dSam Miller

Lies, damn lies, and projections

The Cubs are the latest team to be unhappy about their poor PECOTA projection. But is it silly to care?

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31d

Option price on Merrifield tied to health

The price of Kansas City's 2023 option on second base Whit Merrifield is conditioned on the second baseman not spending more than 109 days on the injured list in each of the next four seasons.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs158Tied-2nd
Batting Average.2892nd
On Base Percentage.3711st
Slugging Percentage.4645th
Earned Run Average5.6925th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.6228th
BAA.30230th